Thomas E. Skidmore, the prominent historian of Brazil and professor emeritus at Brown University, passed away on 11 June 2016 in Westerly, Rhode Island. He was 83 years old.
Dr Kate Sullivan de Estrada and Dr Gilberto Estrada Harris have co-authored a piece on why the Indian Prime Minister will have a tough time convincing Mexico to support India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group published in The Diplomat today.
Dr Lessa, based in Buenos Aires since 2014 to monitor the Operation Condor trial, was interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, CCTV America and three radio stations in Uruguay. The verdict in this historic prosecution was delivered in the Comodoro Py courthouse on May 27.
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The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a new loans scheme for full-time and part-time master’s courses at English HEIs from 2016-17 entry. Eligible candidates can borrow up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.
On 14 March 2016, the LAC held its third biennial conference in Latin America co-organised with CAF-Development Bank of Latin America. The topic was “Social Policy in Latin America” and the local partner was IPEA (Institute for Applied Economic Research, government of Brazil).
This programme was launched on 1 April 2016 and the event took place at the University Alberto Hurtado, Chile.
Dr Olga Onuch received a John Fell Fund Grant with Dr. Sorana Toma at QEH to study the relationship between migration and protest in Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Invited by the cluster on “Rights and Legal Institutions” of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Dr Francesca Lessa presented her book Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity on December 4 at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.
The development of electoral institutions and practices in Honduras, 1824-1894, was the topic of Dr. Ethel García at the Oxford Latin American History Seminar, held at the LAC on 27 November. Dr.
Central America constitutes a fascinating case study of the challenges, opportunities and characteristics of the process of transformation in today’s global economy.
It is with great pleasure we announce the launch of the LAC Podcast Series. We hope that our LAC Seminar discussions, Guido Di Tella Memorial Lectures and other relevant events will now be able to reach a wider audience.
On 25 October 2013 the Latin American Centre and St Antony’s College co-sponsored the inaugural Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture at the Nissan Lecture Theatre.
On 20 November 2013, the Oxford Network of Peace Studies, the Latin American Centre and the Oxford Department of International Development hosted the conference “The Colombian Peace Talks: A Challenge for Security and Democracy?”, convened by Annette Idler.